[EN] European and Spanish cities underwent a considerable transformation in the XIX century. The shift from the Old to New Regime had a direct effect on the evolution of urban planning. Salamanca, as capital of a province, was not out of touch with this reality; however, its low demographic and industrial development slowed down plans for urban expansion. The city's image began to change with the effects of the War of Independence, as well as the subsequent expropriation of land that caused a significant number of buildings to be knocked down. The rise to power of liberal governments sparked an avalanche of initiatives aimed at giving the city an appearance that was more in line with the taste and mentality of the bourgeoisie. Streets such as San Pedro and Rúa are a prime example of the influence that this process had on Salamanca's streets. In addition to changes in the city's roadways, other infrastructures such as city plumbing and the electric grid also improved significantly throughout the century. Advances in services and endowments were also quite noticeable with the building of a market, cemetery, slaughterhouse, and theatre. The city's connection to other areas also improved in the second half of the century with the construction of modern roads. The arrival of the railway in 1877 was the greatest improvement in this regard.